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Fighting erupts between Azerbaijan and Armenia over disputed Nagorny-Karabakh region
Fighting erupts between Azerbaijan and Armenia over disputed Nagorny-Karabakh region

Armenia's Prime Minister on Sunday called on citizens to 'defend our sacred homeland' after heavy fighting with Azerbaijan brought the arch enemies to the brink of all-out war. The clashes erupted on Sunday morning in the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabkh, an ethnically Armenian zone within the official borders of Azerbaijan but outside of its control. Tensions have been rising for months over the disputed territory, which was seized by Armenian separatists in 1991 in one of the bloodiest wars that followed the collapse of the Soviet Union. Both sides, former members of the Soviet bloc, on Sunday denied being the aggressor, while reporting 24 military and civilian casualties that...

Will Democrats grow backbones amid Trump-Republican rush to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg?
Will Democrats grow backbones amid Trump-Republican rush to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg?

Most Americans didn't vote for Trump or the GOP Senate. The time has come to consider new states, more justices and 18-year Supreme Court term limits.

United Airlines launches COVID-19 rapid testing program to help manage quarantine requirements
United Airlines launches COVID-19 rapid testing program to help manage quarantine requirements

Kris Van Cleave gets a behind-the-scenes look at United Airlines' new COVID-19 rapid testing program at San Francisco International Airport. The airline sees this effort as a first step toward reconnecting the U.S. with international travel.

Texas Republicans turn on GOP Gov. Abbott over extending early voting
Texas Republicans turn on GOP Gov. Abbott over extending early voting

A lawsuit has escalated an extraordinary backlash against the state leader from the right wing of his party.

The partner of a protester who was shot and killed in Kenosha is suing Facebook alleging it enabled paramilitary violence against protesters
The partner of a protester who was shot and killed in Kenosha is suing Facebook alleging it enabled paramilitary violence against protesters

The federal lawsuit says the social media company was negligent when it failed to take down an event page urging armed vigilantes to attend protests.

Lawyer: Case of Black inmate set to die reveals racial bias

The lawyer for the first Black inmate scheduled to die this year as part of the Trump administration's resumption of federal executions says race played a central role in landing her client on death row for slaying a young white Iowa couple and burning them in the trunk of their car. One Black juror

In conservative Kandahar, new gym creates safe space for Afghan women
In conservative Kandahar, new gym creates safe space for Afghan women

In Afghanistan's southern province of Kandahar, rights activist Maryam Durani has found a fresh outlet for her decades of advocacy - a new fitness centre for women. Durani, 36, is a fierce campaigner for women's rights in the conservative stronghold where the Islamist Taliban militant group have major sway and take a conservative stance on the position of women, who mostly wear the burqa in public.

What Amy Coney Barrett said in 2016 about confirming justices in election years
What Amy Coney Barrett said in 2016 about confirming justices in election years

"It shouldn't be a surprise that the Senate is willing to push a president's nominee through in an election year when they share the same political affiliation," Barrett said.

EU sanction threat on Turkey fades after it accepts talks with Greece
EU sanction threat on Turkey fades after it accepts talks with Greece

The European Union is unlikely to follow through on a threat to impose sanctions on Turkey after Ankara agreed to talks with Greece over maritime claims on Tuesday, senior EU diplomats and officials said. The fate of proposed sanctions on some 40 senior Belarusian officials is up in the air, eroding EU credibility as it seeks to support a pro-democracy movement in Belarus after its Aug. 9 election that the West says was rigged.

'Inhuman acts' expose suffering on bottom rung of India's 'inclusive nationalism'

"Educated Dalits are no longer meek," independent legislator Jignesh Mevani said. "They are organizing and demanding their due."

What is the path of Tropical Storm Sally? It could hit the U.S. coast as a hurricane
What is the path of Tropical Storm Sally? It could hit the U.S. coast as a hurricane

The National Hurricane Center has issued an alert for residents of the northern Gulf Coast given the projected path of Tropical Storm Sally, which formed Saturday afternoon about 35 miles southeast of Naples, Florida.

Iran says Bahrain normalizing ties with Israel 'shameful'

Bahrain's agreement, which was announced by U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday, was partly forged because of shared wariness of Iran. Iran's foreign ministry said that it would hold the governments of Bahrain and its allies responsible for any insecurity caused by Israel in the Gulf region

Democratic insiders set up
Democratic insiders set up 'war room' to kill the filibuster

Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid told NBC News ending the 60-vote rule "should be the first item of business" if Democrats sweep the 2020 races.

Virus spread from day care to parents and teachers, CDC says
Virus spread from day care to parents and teachers, CDC says

The study adds to the growing evidence that children can spread the coronavirus.

State Department drops
State Department drops 'Do not travel' warning for Mexico as border closure is set to expire

The U.S. State Department has downgraded its travel warning for Mexico, less than two weeks before the border closure agreement is set to expire.

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Biden: 'I hope I don't take the bait' in debate with Trump

Joe Biden has said he'd "beat the hell out of" President Donald Trump over his comments about women if they were in high school. When Biden and Trump meet in their first presidential debate later this month, Biden says he has one goal: "I hope I don't take the bait." "I hope I don't get baited into a brawl with this guy, because that's the only place he's comfortable," Biden said Thursday during a fundraiser.

Rare white diamond up for auction in Hong Kong
Rare white diamond up for auction in Hong Kong

A flawless 102-carat oval diamond will head to auction on October 5 in Hong Kong at Sotheby's.

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Fox's Tucker Carlson blames Lindsey Graham for Trump's Bob Woodward interview, suggests sabotage

President Trump, like several presidents before him, sat down with journalist Bob Woodward to discuss his legacy and document his world-historic import. The first fruits of those 18 on-the-record interviews dropped Wednesday, in an excerpt of Woodward's book published in The Washington Post, and the first big splash involved Trump acknowledging in early February that the new coronavirus is "deadly" and acknowledging a month later that he "wanted to always play it down."Evidence that the president knew very early on that COVID-19 was a deadly airborne threat to America and deliberately played it down led to a lot of criticism of Trump, plus some finger-wagging at...

'Unprecedented' Oregon fires burn 100s of homes

Winds gusting to 50 mph fanned dozens of catastrophic wildfires Wednesday across a large swath of Washington state and Oregon that rarely experiences such intense fire activity because of the Pacific Northwest's cool and wet climate. (Sept. 9)

POLL: Boosted by Suburban Voters, Biden Opens Up Nine-Point Lead in Battleground Pennsylvania
POLL: Boosted by Suburban Voters, Biden Opens Up Nine-Point Lead in Battleground Pennsylvania

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is leading President Trump by 9 points among likely voters in the must-win battleground state of Pennsylvania, where Biden was born.About 53 percent of likely voters in Pennsylvania say they would vote for Biden and his running mate Senator Kamala Harris, while 44 percent of likely voters say they would vote for Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, according to a recent Marist/NBC News poll.Half of Pennsylvania voters say they view Biden favorably, while 46 percent say they have a negative view of the former vice president. Meanwhile, only 44 percent of voters in the state say they view Trump favorably, while 54 percent view him negatively, the...

New project to probe Hurricane Maria deaths in Puerto Rico
New project to probe Hurricane Maria deaths in Puerto Rico

U.S. researchers who estimated that nearly 3,000 people died in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria are now investigating deaths that might have been missed and could be linked to infrastructure damaged by the Category 4 storm, officials announced Wednesday. The Milken Institute of Public Health at George Washington University received a nearly $1 million contract from the National Institute of Standards and Technology for the investigation. University officials said the project seeks to improve the death certification process and building standards across the U.S. mainland ahead of future storms as part of a collaboration with the University of Puerto Rico and others.

U.S. becoming driver of militarization in South China Sea, senior China diplomat says
U.S. becoming driver of militarization in South China Sea, senior China diplomat says

The Chinese government's senior diplomat, State Councillor Wang Yi, said on Wednesday the United States is directly intervening in territorial and maritime disputes in the South China Sea due to its own political needs. It is becoming the biggest driver of militarization in the region, Wang said. Wang said China is willing to communicate and have dialogue with the United States in order to achieve cooperation.

An entire university in Illinois has been told to quarantine after COVID-19 outbreak
An entire university in Illinois has been told to quarantine after COVID-19 outbreak

The school will temporarily move to remote learning.

Police officer shoots suspect during arrest in Jersey City
Police officer shoots suspect during arrest in Jersey City

Police officers opened fire on a suspect during an arrest in Jersey City.

EXCLUSIVE: Wounded Army vet slams Democrats for using him as a
EXCLUSIVE: Wounded Army vet slams Democrats for using him as a 'prop' to turn veterans against Trump

In an exclusive interview, Bobby Henline, a four-tour Iraq War veteran and lone-survivor of an IED blast in 2007, spoke out against his image being used in anti-Trump 'propaganda' to perpetuate a widely disputed story that the president made disparaging comments about fallen American soldiers and veterans.

Iran
Iran's friends should have defied U.S. sanctions during pandemic: President Rouhani

Iran, with over 380,000 registered cases and over 22,000 deaths from the coronavirus, is one of the countries worst-hit by the pandemic in the Middle East. "Over the past months since the coronavirus arrived in our country... no one came to our help," Rouhani said in remarks broadcast live on Iranian state television.

Fox News confirms report on Trump
Fox News confirms report on Trump's troop bashing on Twitter - but on-air claims story is debunked

Fox News confirmed the story on Trump's loathing of troops

South Korea posts fewest COVID-19 cases in three weeks after tightening distancing
South Korea posts fewest COVID-19 cases in three weeks after tightening distancing

South Korea recorded 168 new coronavirus cases as of midnight Friday, posting the lowest daily tally in three weeks after imposing stricter social distancing rules to blunt a second wave of infections. The daily tallies have been hovering below 200 over the past three days after peaking at 441 late last week, a sign that tougher social distancing curbs implemented last Sunday have begun taking effect. The measures included an unprecedented step of curbing the operation of eateries in the Seoul metropolitan area, where the current spread is concentrated, banning onsite dining after 9 p.m. and limiting coffee and bakery franchises to takeout and delivery all day.

Frenchman to livestream his death after Macron refuses euthanasia request
Frenchman to livestream his death after Macron refuses euthanasia request

A Frenchman suffering from an incurable illness is due to livestream his death on social media on Saturday after President Emmanuel Macron denied his request to "die in peace". Alain Cocq, 57, who has a rare condition where the walls of the arteries stick together, insisted that he had less than a week to live and would broadcast his death on Facebook from Saturday morning. He said he was taking the unusual step to show France the "agony" his current state had put him in and that his decision to stop eating and drinking on Friday night would result in death within four to five days. Mr Cocq said he hoped his radical move would raise awareness over the predicament of many terminally ill...

Death toll from flooding in northwest Pakistan rises to 48
Death toll from flooding in northwest Pakistan rises to 48

Flash floods triggered by week-long monsoon rains that have hit northwestern Pakistan, including the scenic Swat Valley, have brought the death toll to 48, a government spokesman said Thursday. The army has joined relief and rescue operations across Pakistan, which has been hard hit by rains this summer. Key roads that have been blocked by large rocks dislodged in mudslides are being cleared, according to Taimur Khan, spokesman for the disaster management agency in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.


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